Health

56% HOUSES DON’T WASH HANDS AFTER VISITING LATRINE IN MASINDI

By Brian Atuhura

MASINDI: According to the district health survey report released by the Masindi District Health Inspector, Martins Kayi Drabo, 56% of households in Musoma Village, Kahembe Parish in Bwijanga Sub-County Masindi district do not wash their hands after visiting latrines.

The report was released this week during Sanitation Week that commenced from 15th March to 22nd March under the theme,”Good Sanitation and Hygiene for Strengthening COVID-19 Response”.

The report further revealed that 43% of the mothers either prepare food from open shades or houses, something Drabo said was risky as this could likely lead to the spread of diseases caused by dirty environments.

Speaking as the Chief Guest, the Secretary for Social Services, Slyvia Karungi appealed to the locals to maintain proper hygiene in their homesteads in order to prevent diseases caused by poor sanitation.

”We should maintain proper hygiene in our homes to prevent diseases caused by poor sanitation,” she asserted.

The Secretary for Finance, Pamela Nyakato called for spreading the activities of health and sanitation across the district if the goal of the campaign is to be achieved.

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She also urged the locals to practice the hygiene skills that they have learnt throughout the week.

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